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Somalia declares UN envoy persona non grata

Jan 02, 2019 - Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Somalia's government has ordered the United Nations envoy to the country to leave, amid questions over the arrest of the al-Shabab extremist group's former deputy leader who had run for a regional presidency.

A foreign ministry statement late Tuesday accuses Nicholas Haysom of diplomatic overreach that violated the Horn of Africa nation's sovereignty, declaring him "persona non grata."

Haysom had questioned the legal basis used in the arrest last month of Mukhta...